Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Author / Copyright Holder: Talia Hagerty
This is a recording of the M&E Thursday Talk from September 14th, 2017 as Talia Hagerty of the Institute for Economics and Peace hosted a discussion on "Measuring Peacebuilding Cost-Effectiveness." ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Keith Hiatt
This is a recording of the M&E Thursday Talk from September 7th, 2017 as Keith Hiatt, Vice President of Human Rights Programs at Benetech, hosted a discussion on "The Challenge and Promise of Human Rights "at Scale"." ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Andreas Hipple
This is a recording of the M&E Thursday Talk from August 24, 2017 as Andreas Hipple of GHR Foundation led a discussion on "Innovation through partnerships: Lessons from GHR Foundation." ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Marie Gaarder & Lauren Kelly
The use of third party monitoring in development projects has gained increasing prominence in recent years, driven by demand for more robust accountability mechanisms. Typically, the goal is to bring an independent perspective on project performance by using outside parties who are neither direct beneficiaries or part of the project’s management structures. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium
The Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium (PEC) is a field-wide effort to address the unique challenges of measuring results and learning from peacebuilding programs. The consortium includes the Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP), CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, Mercy Corps, and Search for Common Ground (SFCG) with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Kristin Lindell
On the heels of the 2017 CLA Case Competition submission period, we’re excited to share a few key takeaways from the 2015 CLA Case Competition analysis. Based on a review of the 32  highest scoring entries from 2015, these findings demonstrate how integrating CLA into our work contributes to improved organizational effectiveness and, in several cases, better development outcomes....
Author / Copyright Holder: Olivia Russell
Radicalization across East Africa has increased in recent years. Affecting Kenya and Tanzania, both countries have focused national and regional efforts to prevent and counter violent extremism. To inform these efforts, Search for Common Ground partnered with the National Endowment For Democracy to conduct research in order to understand the stakeholders and community members who have the power to influence others’ decisions to participate in violent extremist groups....
Author / Copyright Holder: Milt Lauenstein
As government budget cuts loom on many fronts, private philanthropists need more help than ever to determine where their money will do the most good. One area where funders must improve in making better-informed choices and setting priorities concerns global security and human rights issues. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Sandra Sjögren & Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church
In this post, Sandra Sjögren and Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church discuss why they chose to use the Most Significant Change approach in monitoring an anti-corruption program in the DRC, the monitoring process, and in what ways it did (or did not) fit their needs....
Author / Copyright Holder: African Evaluation Association & Alliance for Peacebuilding
This is a recording of the M&E Thursday Talk on Thursday, July 20th in which the African Evaluation Association and the Alliance for Peacebuilding hosted a discussion on "Developing Context Specific M&E Tools." ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Emily Long
What is inclusivity in the context of the design process, and how can the design, monitoring, and evaluation community make sure that it is integral to their programs, projects, and activities? While contexts and circumstances -- and in turn resources, limitations, and opportunities -- certainly vary by location and over time, the following post aims to provide five general guidelines for working toward inclusivity that should be applicable, relevant, and plausible in most situations. ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Anita Ernstorfer & Lillie Ris
This is a recording of the M&E Thursday Talk from July 13th, 2017 which was hosted by Anita Ernstorfer & Lillie Ris who led a discussion on "Emerging Approaches to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism." ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Lena Slachmuiljder
This is a recording of the M&E Thursday Talk from June 1st, 2017. In this talk, Lena Slachmuiljder of Search for Common Ground led a discussion on "Transforming Violent Extremism: A Peacebuilder's Guide." ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Bruce W. Hemmer, Ph.D., Bureau of Conflict & Stabilization Operations, US Department of State
Results of pre-post survey of conflict analysis recipients evaluating whether the analysis met standards thought to lead to impact, and whether recipients gained knowledge they anticipate using in diplomacy or programs. As doing M&E on conflict analysis is rare, this may serve as a useful example of one way of doing it.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Michael Sayre
This is a recording of the M&E Thursday Talk from Thursday, May 11th as Michael Sayre of Search for Common Ground led a discussion on "The Evolution of Collective Impact." ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Kat Haugh
In September 2016, we published the results of a literature review on the evidence base for collaborating, learning and adapting and stated that we planned to update it on an ongoing basis.  ...
Author / Copyright Holder: Zahed Yousuf
Opportunities to find politically feasible solutions are everywhere; the challenge is searching for them. There is a growing acknowledgement within the development sector that achieving sustainable development outcomes is highly complex and cannot be isolated from a wide range of differing socioeconomic and political interests [1] ....
Author / Copyright Holder: Jindra Cekan
Poor villagers like Edith, Aminata, Rituu, and Juan don’t appear much on the nightly news.  You might never know they exist unless you stop and read your mail from some charity asking you to help them....
Author / Copyright Holder: Eric Meerkamper
This is a recording of the M&E Thursday Talk hosted on April 27th 2017 by Eric Meerkamper, Global Head of Citizen Engagement at RIWI, who led a discussion on "Creating Opportunities for Accessing Global Citizen Opinion." M&E Thursday Talk - Creating Opportunities for Accessing Global Citizen Opinion from DME for Peace on Vimeo. This webinar highlighted Random Domain Intercept Technology(RDIT), an innovative methodology widely used to gather citizen opinion for data driven policy development and program initiatives....
Author / Copyright Holder: Roger MacGinty
This is a recording of the M&E Thursday Talk from April 13th as Roger MacGinty of the University of Manchester and Everyday Peace to led a discussion on "Follow that car! Telling the story of conflict and peacebuilding through material objects."   ...

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